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Weaving Song

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Madeleine (Sandra Kerr) and Gabriel (John Faulkner) sang the Weaving Song in the tenth episode of the 1974 children's TV series Bagpuss, The Old Man's Beard, and on the 1998 Smallfolk CD Bagpuss: The Songs & Music, followed by the tune The Laird of Drumblair.

Stick in the Wheel sang the Weaving Song in 2018 on their CD Follow Them True.

Lyrics

Madelaine and Gabriel sing the Weaving Song Stick in the Wheel sing the Weaving Song

I’m a weaver, a master weaver,
I’ve got a loom where the best cloth's made.
Plain cloth, twill, brocade or satin,
I’m the master of my trade.
Shed the warp and swing the shuttle,
Beat the reed, the weft is laid.

I’m a weaver, a master weaver,
I’ve got a loom where the best cloth's made.
Plain cloth, twill, brocade or satin,
I’m the master of my trade.
Shed the warp and fly the shuttle,
Beat the reed, the weft is laid.

I can wind a flying bobbin,
I can warp a theme of thread.
I can weave a sheet of linen,
Fit to grace a royal bed.
Lift the heel and fly the shuttle,
Swing the reed, the weft is laid.

I can wind a flying bobbin,
I can warp a theme of thread.
I can weave a sheet of linen
Fit to grace the royal bed.
Lift the heel and fly the shuttle,
Beat the reed, the weft is laid.

Hear the din of loom and shuttle,
Weaving is a noisy trade.
See how even, soft and gentle,
Lies the cloth when it is made,
Lies the cloth when it is made.

Hear the din of loom and shuttle,
Weaving is a noisy trade.
See how even, soft and gentle,
Lies the cloth when it is made,
Lies the cloth when it is made.